The Juilliard School was well represented during Day Two of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition. Three of the five contestants on Tuesday, all in their early 20's, are Juilliard students. This includes Rui Shi who presented a very demanding program with sonatas by Elliott Carter (from 1945) and Johannes Brahms (his 1st). And, if you were anywhere near Sundin Hall at about 1:30, that piano playing you thought you heard was Darrett Zusko playing the Sonata in b minor by Liszt. He got a huge sound from the piano!
The Recital Round continues this afternoon at 12:30. Visit the e-Competition web site to hear their live stream and find out more about these remarkable musicians.
Piano-e-Competition Web site
Watch live video of the competition.
Listen to the forum event (1:04:21s)
Competition founding director Alexander Braginsky and pianist Denis Evstioukhine demonstrate their chops on the Yamaha Disklavier.
Melissa: We are all enjoying your discussions on MPR regarding the Piano-e-Competition(s). Though we haven't ventured over to Sundin Hall yet, we have been listening and watching the live stream video from the e-competition website. Your comments in the "Comparing Notes" blog have been incisive as well. This is such an exciting event, and it is awesome that so much of it is accessible through the efforts of Classical Minnesota Public Radio hosts such as you. Thank you, Diana (DeVere), in Minneapolis
Superb recital throughout by Einav Yarden. Isn't anyone else going to write an online "Bravo" to some of these performances? I'm sorry to have missed any. Will there be a recorded archive?